Scyld on non-dedicated network

Stepan Kruglikov skruglik at
Tue Oct 30 07:47:28 PST 2001


I have tried it, but somehow it didn't work.The server gets a MAC address of
the client (over non-dedicated LAN), but booting process doesn't go any
further (yes, I have added the MAC address and then rebooted the client). I
suspect it has something to do with the switches we use in the building (the
server and the client might have been on different switches, I don't have
access to it).

I wouldn't mind if could write me about your results.

Stepan Kruglikov
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Tegner" <Jon.Tegner at>
To: <beowulf at>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2001 12:16 AM
Subject: Scyld on non-dedicated network

> At our department people are generally using windows, but quite a few of
> them has really powerful computers connected to the local network, with
> addresses supplied by a dhcp-server (running NT).
> In an attempt to utilize this computing power (when the users are not
> present, e.g., nights, week-ends etc.) would it be possible to use them
> as diskless clients using Scyld, or would there be conflicts with the
> present dhcp-server that prevents this from being done?
> /jon
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